Psychological and Brain Sciences


Dartmouth College


United States

Prof. Tor D Wager


Tor Wager is the Diana L. Taylor Distinguished Professor in Neuroscience at Dartmouth College. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in Cognitive Psychology in 2003, and served as an Assistant (2004-2008) and Associate Professor (2009) at Columbia University, and as Associate (2010-2014) and Full Professor (2014-2019) at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Since 2004, he has directed the Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience laboratory, a research lab devoted to work on the neurophysiology of affective processes—pain, emotion, stress, and empathy—and how they are shaped by cognitive and social influences. Dr. Wager and his lab are also dedicated to developing analysis methods for functional neuroimaging and sharing ideas, tools, and scientific data with the scientific community and public. His full CV is linked here. See http://sites.dartmouth.edu/canlab and http://canlab.github.io for papers, data, tools, and code.


Monday, September 19, 2022

1:00pm EDT4:30pm EDT

Placebo and Nocebo Effects: Basic Science and Implications for Clinical Trials and Clinical Practice

Tracks: Placebo
Categories: Refresher Course

During the last decade, psychological and neurobiological mechanisms underlying placebo and nocebo effects have been identified and by now it…

Thursday, September 22, 2022

8:15am EDT9:30am EDT

Neuroimaging of Pain and Affect: Pathways, Biomarkers, and Interventions

Categories: Plenary Lecture, Virtual Program
Presented By: Prof. Tor D Wager

Pain and related forms of affect are central to human life. Their experience defines our wellbeing, and the brain processes…

Friday, September 23, 2022

4:30pm EDT6:00pm EDT

Demystifying Mechanisms of Placebo Effects Across the Lifespan

Tracks: Placebo
Categories: Topical Workshop

The placebo effect is one of the most striking and well-known demonstrations of the mind’s influence on the experience of…